Train derails in Oklahoma, spilling toxic chemical

The Associated Press - June 13, 2020 12:37 pm

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — Some residents of a small Oklahoma city were temporarily evacuated after a train derailed and spilled a hazardous chemical.

BNSF Railway spokeswoman Amy Casas says the train went off the tracks at around 2 a.m. on Saturday in Wynnewood, a community 65 miles south of Oklahoma City. She says two of the derailed cars began leaking sodium hydrosulfide, which is toxic, flammable, and potentially combustible.

Local officials initially ordered nearby residents to evacuate. Casas says the order was later lifted. She says there is no threat to public safety and response teams are working to contain the leak.


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